June 3 – 12


Windmill Studios in Greenpoint-Brooklyn (300 Kingsland Avenue, 11222). Additional screenings on June 8 at UnionDocs . BFF’s Website (virtual event).


145 films will be competing for the Grand Chameleon Award (and other 29 awards). Even the smallest festival film can win the top festival award: The Grand Chameleon.


BFF is an international competitive festival. Films are submitted as and divided into six categories: Feature Narrative (12 programs), Feature Documentary (8 programs), Short Narrative (6 programs), Short Doc (3 Programs), Experimental (2 programs), and Animation (2 programs). Additionally, we will present KidsFilmFest (2 programs). In total, BFF will show 144 films films grouped into 35 two-hour programs.


The entire lineup (144 films – 35 programs) will be available for viewing from June 3 through June 12 around the clock (24/7) without interruptions.


BFF’s films are divided in six categories plus KidsFilmFestival. At our Virtual Festival, each category (i.e. 12 Feature Films) is priced at $15 without time limit restrictions and regardless the number of visualizations. That means that each (and all) of the (i.e.) 12 feature films can be played as many times as the viewer wants from June 3-12. The Full Virtual Festival Pass this year is promotionally priced at $35. One single 2-hour program online from any category is priced at $6.


The indoor lineup will be presented at Windmill Studios in Greenpoint from Friday, June 3 to Sunday, June 12. Two additional programs will play at Union Docs in Williamsburg on June 8. The total number of 2-hour programs will be 35, including two KidsFilmFest programs. Find below the Windmill Studios’ program breakdown. The two KidsFilmFest programs fit into the schedule below on Saturday June 4 at 2pm and 3:30pm.  The schedule is still subject to change:

June 3, Fri: 7:30pm
June 4, Sat: 2pm, 3:30pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
June 5, Sun: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
June 6, Mon: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
June 7, Tue: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
June 8, Wed: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
June 9, Thu: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
June 10, Fri: 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
June 11, Sat: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
June 12, Sun: 2pm, 4pm, 7pm(Award Ceremony)


On Wednesday, June 8, BFF will play two 2-hour program back to back at Union Docs in Williamsburg: 322 Union Avenue in Williamsburg, 11211.

June 8, Wed: 6:30pm and 9pm.


The price for the Single Program Ticket is $15. The price for a Full Pass (including Opening Night screening and party) is $100. All indoor tickets will be available online and at the venue. All purchased online tickets and passes can be picked up at the venue starting one hour before the show. BFF this year offers discounted tickets to Seniors and Students ($12) only at the venue (can not be purchased online).


BFF will present the 18th annual KidsFilmFest on June 4. KFF this year offers two film programs, one at 2pm and the other at 3:30pm. One tailored for kids from 3 to 7 and the other for the “older” crowd, the 8 to 15 age group. Tickets are $15 per program. All kids under 15 have free access. The adults pay $15. The adult’s presence with their kids is mandatory. The Festival films are unrated and consists of numerous animated shorts, documentaries, and live-action films. Parental Guidance therefore is recommended. 


Virtual Festival

Full virtual pass (35 Programs): $35
Feature Narrative Category (12 Films): $15
Feature Doc Category (8 Docs): $15
Short Narrative Category (6 two-hour Programs): $15
Short Doc Category (3 two-hour Programs): $10
Experimental Category (2 two-hour Programs): $10
Animation Category (2 two-hour Programs): $10
KidsFilmFest Programs (2 Programs: 3 to 7 & 8 to 15): $10
Single Program: (any category) $6

Indoor Festival

Opening Night (includes Screening and Party with DJ, Appetizers, and Drinks): $35
Single Program: $15
Discounted Single Program Ticket for Seniors, Students, Certificate of Completion Holders: $12
Full Festival Pass (35 Programs including Opening Night): $100
KidsFilmFest: Adults: $15. Kids free of charge.


BFF awards 30 winners with prizes totaling about $50,000 in cash, film services, and products. All films in the festival are in competition with a few exceptions. To participate to the competition, a film must be at least a NY Premiere. That said, all films, including the non-premieres, can participate to the Audience Award competition. The audience can vote for their favorite films both online and at the venues, where all the festival films are presented. While the prizes for 2022 are TBD, check here the 2021 Awards & Prizes as a reference.


BFF Executive Director Marco Ursino said of 25th BFF, themed Unthinkable, “It is undeniable that we are living in divisive times, where every political and social current creates and follows its own fabricated truth. In such a world, any profound statement is destined to please some, while it offends others. What we used to define reality, has been carefully hidden, to the point that it has become almost unthinkable. With our 25th edition, BFF wants to reignite the audience’s imagination, offer an opportunity to revisit reality, and reinforce the Unthinkable, by presenting 145, uncensored film projects from every corner of the world.”


To keep up with the festival developments check our Latest News page and the ongoing conversation on our Social Media. 


Organized by the same people who brought to you the Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival and the Brooklyn International Film Festival, the 501(c)(3) Brooklyn Film Festival is an organization developed from 24 years of experience. Re-branded in 2010, the new BFF rides an enriched mission.

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BFF accepts paperless entries via FilmFreeway.com from July 1 through March 10 of the following year. For DEADLINES, FAQ, rules, and to submit visit: + SUBMIT A FILM


To provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films.
To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema.
To encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure.

To promote, foster, stimulate, increase, and advance Brooklyn’s public interest in film through the following means:

  • – To organize, sponsor, and present forums, lectures, and discussions related to the creation of independent films.
  • – To conduct classes and workshops for the development of new filmmakers and the public exhibition of new and existing works.
  • – To partner with like-minded organizations to exhibit new and existing works.

To support arts organizations with compatible missions.
To hold an annual competitive film festival in Brooklyn.